Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 24, 2016

By on August 24, 2016

Doris Ann (Mock) Angstadt, 85, of Reading, passed away peacefully at Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation on Aug. 18. In her younger years, she was employed with Luden’s making candy but left that job to be a full time mother. She raised her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking for them. Her son, George R. Angstadt III, husband of Diane D., resides in Ephrata,

James R. Farmer, 77, of Lititz, passed away Aug. 19 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. He was a machine operator for PCA with 45 years of service. Jim collected trains, enjoyed traveling and vacationing with his family, and most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His daughter, Vickie Leid, wife of Bryan, lives in Denver.

John R. Freels Sr., 90, of Manheim, entered Heaven peacefully Aug. 17. John was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lemoyne, as well as a member of the Moose Lodge, Middletown. He worked for Interstate Truck Line in Columbia for 43 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather often enjoying family time by going camping, fishing, gardening, listening to country music, and sharing his sense of humor. His daughter, Linda Spotts, wife of Edward, lives in Ephrata.

Benjamin Dale Leaman, 61, of Willow Street, died Aug. 12 at his residence. Born in Ephrata, he is survived by a sister, Anne D. Leaman, a nephew and a niece.

Carol L. Stout, 78, of Lititz, passed away at Moravian Manor on Aug. 22. Carol worked for eight years for Wagaman’s Printing and 13 years as a retail clerk for Boscov’s. She enjoyed spending summers at Ocean City, N.J., loved horses and horseback riding. She competed in the 2013 Senior Olympics. Her daughter-in-law, Lois Stout, resides in Denver.

Mary M. Wanner, 77, of Hamilton Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, died peacefully Aug. 20. Mary worked for the Ephrata Moyer Garment Factory, and prior to that she worked for the Spring Glen Farm Kitchens. She was a member of the Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church. Her sisters, Ella Rissler, Ada Martin, and Barbara Wanner; and a sister-in-law, Sadie Wanner, all reside in Ephrata.

Joseph B. “Mr. Joe” Wargo, 92, of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 17 at Arbor View of Willow Valley, Willow Street.. He retired in 1998 from Bulova; previously he had worked for Hamilton Technology, and Schick Electric. Joe served in the Merchant Marines, which allowed him to sail the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. His daughter, Susan A. Wargo, lives in Ephrata.

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